Thursday, September 16, 2010

Water purification plant expanding

Vernal’s drinking water comes from Ashley Springs, fed by a series of underground seeps that drain the south face of the Uinta Mountains. It’s been a steady and reliable source of water since the founding of the Ashley Valley in the late 1870s. The good water quality experienced today will be enhanced through the plant’s new clarification system, which is under construction and will take two years to complete.

Construction at the plant is being handled by Flatiron Construction, a Denver-based company, with Del Carter as on-site project manager. Construction is funded in part through the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, with Flatiron’s portion estimated to cost $12 million. Vernal Express